Hand-Picked Guide to Next 7 Days in Washington DC (Jan 13 - 19)

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture

FRIDAY 1-13

SaturdaY 1-14

sunday 1-15

mondaY 1-16

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: The nation’s capital is a great place to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., especially during the holiday held in his honor. Visit the majestic Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall before or after you attend the 11th Annual MLK Peace Walk & Parade, a festive community gathering that Dr. King would love. The Washington Wizards also celebrate his memory with a matinee game against the Portland Trailblazers, an annual occasion that makes for a perfect day-off activity.
  • Turquoise Mountain - Artists Transforming Afghanistan in Washington:  Dedicated to teaching young artisans traditional crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving Afghanistan’s proud cultural legacy. This exhibition transforms the International Gallery into a visit to Old Kabul. Artisans from Murad Khani share their work and experiences, allowing visitors to appreciate Afghanistan’s rich culture and national pride. http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/current/turquoisemountain/  
  • National Harbor Restaurant Week: National Harbor Restaurant Week offers prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. Lunch will be offered for $20 and dinner for $38. Pricing does not include tax or gratuity. Cuisines include American, Chinese, Mexican, Seafood, and more. Please call individual restaurants for restrictions, menu options and reservations. https://www.nationalharbor.com/event/restaurant-week-2/ 

tuesday 1-17

  • Jokes & Jazz: Fundraising event at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington DC. 5:30pm to 8pm @ Edison Place. 
  • Shaw Music Series: Drift on 7th is proud to present the Shaw Music Series, a weekly entertainment event where local musical artists will delight guests with live performance.  FREE.  6PM - 9PM.  Drift on 7th, 1819 7th Street NW.  
  • Sip and Paint Fat Tuesdays Happy Hour: Sip on a unique crafted cocktail while creating a masterpiece of your own with the expert guidance of a professional artist.  Enjoy our signature Hennessey Margarita, savor a flavorful hookah, or order a tasty bite to eat as you hang out with your friends or make new ones. Need more? The late night party slays until 2 a.m. with the best DJs in the city, drink specials, beautiful people, and creative frozen and shaken cocktails.  $25. 6PM - 10PM. Sip Lounge, 1812 Hamlin Street NE.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-paint-fat-tuesdays-happy-hour-tickets-30305218725?aff=es2

wednesday 1-18

  • Jokes & Jazz: Fundraising event at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington DC. 5:30pm to 8pm @ Edison Place. http://www.ctevisionfoundation.org/event/jokes-jazz-iv/
  • IPA Insanity - HOPS Launch Party:  This event will make the history books for hopheads, while simultaneously raising a ton funds for refugees.  Smoke and Barrell will be pouring a who's who of the most sought after limited release DIPAs from large regional and national craft breweries.  5PM.  Smoke & Barrell, 2471 18th Street NW.  https://www.facebook.com/events/858232757647456/

  • Politics as Usual - An Art Showcase:  A vision by Washington D.C. creatives. Featuring some of the city's most talented artists. This is an artistic journey through the chaotic and sometimes inflammatory 2016 election cycle. It is our aim to explore and expose the underlying truth, hypocrisy, danger, motivations, misinformation and effects of this process. It is our hope that the artwork produces thoughtful discussion, transparency and an openness to question the powers that be.  $5.  8PM - 12AM.  The Big Chief, 2002 Fenwick Street NE.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/politics-as-usual-an-art-showcase-tickets-30743733334?aff=es2

thursday 1-19